William Herschel

Pre 1900

William herschel

William Herschel was a German born British musician who became interested in astronomy later in life he built his own telescopes.


It was with one of his instruments that Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781.


Born in 1738 past away in 1822.

Born in Hanover Brunswick Luneburg on November 15-1738 Herschel's father was a musician who worked for the Germany army .


Following the french invasion Hanover in 1757 his father sent refuge in England where he became a music teacher and composer.

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